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Porsche Design is celebrating their 50th anniversary and to celebrate this special milestone, they announced a very special car. Porsche just announced the 2022 Porsche 911 Edition 50 Years Porsche Design.

In 1972, Ferdinand Alexander (F. A.) Porsche founded Porsche Design. F. A. Porsche was the designer of the 911 and also Ferry Porsche’s son. The new model is based on the 911 Targa 4 GTS and it will be limited to only 750 units worldwide. Its special aesthetic features are inspired by the first product that his company designed: the Chronograph 1.

Exterior Design

As a tribute to the Porsche Design Chronograph 1, the first all-black watch, all units of the limited model series will be finished in black.

Some sections of the exterior will also be finished in Satin Premium like the 20/21-inch center-locking 911 Turbo S wheels, the Targa bar, and the PORSCHE DESIGN logos on the doors. The brake calipers are also finished in high gloss black while the engine grille have a special “50 Years Porsche Design” badge.

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Interior Design

Several special touches have been added in the interior including a numbered badge on the dashboard trim as a testament to the limited production run of the vehicle. Porsche Design Founder and Ferry Porsche’s son, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche’s signature is also prominently shown on the center console lid.

It has Sport-Tex seat centers with Black and Cool Grey checkered pattern. The headrests have the ’50 Years of Porsche Design’ logo embossed with a center market on the GT Sport steering wheel in Slate Grey.

Standard Equipment

To set itself apart from the 911 Targa 4 GTS it is based on, a more luxurious and improved standard equipment are used. It has seat belts in Slate Grey and an 18-way Adaptive Sport Seats Plus. A Sport Chrono Package with Porsche Design Subsecond Clock which sets itself apart through a red second hand will also be added as standard.

Under the hood of the special 911 Targa 4 GTS is a 3.0-lliter, twin-turbo flat-six engine which is the same engine equipped on the 911 Targa 4 GTS. It has 473 hp, 420 lb.-ft. of torque, standard eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission with an option to get a seven-speed manual at no extra cost, a standard Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive, and Sport Exhaust. The eight-speed PDK will also come with the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV+) as standard, while the seven-speed manual transmission variant will have a mechanically locking rear differential (PTV).

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New Porsche Design Timepieces

Two new timepieces were also announced by Porsche Design as part of their celebration: the Chronograph 1 – 911 50 Years of Porsche Design and the Chronograph 1 – 1972 Limited Edition.

The Chronograph 1 – 911 50 Years of Porsche Design pays tribute to the original Chronograph 1 which was released back in 1972. The timepiece will come with the new car. Instead of the historic brand design, the current logo and lettering is used. It also has a sapphire crystal case back which shows the winding rotor, similar to the design of the wheel of the special edition 911. The watch will also be engraved with the same number out of 750 as its partner vehicle. The car and watch are sold together with an MSRP of $195,850. The delivery, processing, and handling fee of $1,350 is still not included.

For the Chronograph 1 – 1972 Edition, it will be limited to only 500 units worldwide. Clients can purchase this timepiece individually for an MSRP of $7,700. This timepiece version is completely identical to the original in terms of size and design. It also features a solid titanium case back that proudly displays the historic Porsche Design logo.

The 911 Edition 50 Years Porsche Design is targeted to arrive to U.

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By: Reggie
Title: 2022 Porsche 911 Edition 50 Years Porsche Design
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/2022-porsche-911-edition-50-years-porsche-design/
Published Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 16:34:24 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

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2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
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